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15 January 2019

Last week I mentioned that this August Harley-Davidson is releasing a production electric bike called the Livewire - for nearly $30,000. The reception of this price in the media has been overwhelmingly negative; most reviewers are calling it a sales disaster in the making. Harley also released some information on their lower-cost electric scooters/mopeds/bicycles/e-bikes/I'm not sure what to call them.  The one with the skateboard floorboards looks decidedly odd.

14 January 2019

Friday was fun. Despite the cold I still got a ride in, knowing that snow was on the way. After much discussion about heated grips, heated gloves and heated glove liners with the parts guy at Classic Iron Motorcycles in Fredericksburg, I bought some Highway 21 battery-powered heated gloves! I used them shoveling snow - details below. They work great! (VIDEO.)

On Saturday my wife and I did errands and I returned the Harley-Davidson gloves I bought on 12/26. They were good - just not good enou…
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Knees in the Breeze

11 December 2018

Merry Christmas! I'm in the process of buying a 2016 Harley-Davidson Road King! It's the black police bike I linked to yesterday. (Photo) I have to either wire the money to Classic Iron in Fredericksburg or bring them a cashier's check today; I might even be able to ride it home depending upon road conditions down there. (They got eight inches of snow on Sunday night, but I'm told that Route 1 and I-95 are both clear and dry. It was sunny and above freezing yesterday and the forecast is for the same today as well.) Obviously, more on this later!

I did a quick oil change on Marva, my Suzuki Boulevard, yesterday. That bike is in great shape! Anyone want to buy it?

10 December 2018

On Friday I took a bike ride down to Fredericksburg and investigated Harley Road Kings at Classic Iron. The one I'm looking at is a black 2016 police bike. That is to say it's a police model; with only 2,000 miles on it.

I don't think it ever spent any time in use by…

On Two Wheels...

21 Dec 2017 While in Utah we visited a couple of Harley-Davidson stores and investigated the idea of learning how to ride. My daughter and son-in-law are for it. My wife is for it. Most surprisingly, my father-in-law doesn't mind the idea of my riding his daughter around on the back of a Harley! So is this The Next Thing? I'm not sure. I was wondering when The Next Thing would make itself apparent to me. 28 Dec 2017 Yesterday my son and I ventured into Fairfax and looked at electric guitars and Harleys. I was shown a really nice 2017 Street King - but, no. I need to learn to ride first. The salesman hopefully suggested that if I buy the bike first I'll have the motivation to learn to ride. Why, of course! But that's not going to happen. I don't do things that way. 1 Jan 2018 On Saturday Cari and I visited the nearby Harley-Davidson dealership in Fairfax; we looked at a nice $18,000 Road King. Both got on it, in fact. But you know what? I think I prefer the Indian Springf…